This blog discusses how a multi-talented designer, writer, and artist became a passionate elder abuse advocate. Nancy Oatts was kind enough to sit down with The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s (NYCEAC) Talitha Guinn for an interview about her personal experience encountering elder abuse, the surprising journey on which it led her, and hopes for a future where elder abuse is mitigated through the relationships that are built between neighbors. More →
NYCEAC staff are available to provide assistance to professionals interested in developing a multidisciplinary in their community, including providing information on how to present cases; team protocol development; team membership development; case identification; tracking cases; and other issues. NYCEAC currently coordinates the MDT Peer Leadership Group, a monthly meeting with professionals from the five boroughs and Duchess County to help strengthen existing teams and support nascent ones. In addition, NYCEAC partners have helped Westchester County launch an MDT there. For more information, NYCEAC’s Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist/MDT Coordinator, Peg Horan, LMSW, at email@example.com or at (212) 746-7211.